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torsion bar

n.
A part of an automotive suspension consisting of a bar that twists to maintain stability.
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torsion bar

n
(Mechanical Engineering) a metal bar acting as a torsional spring, esp as used in the suspensions of some motor vehicles
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tor′sion bar`


n.
a metal bar having elasticity when subjected to torsion: used as a spring in various machines and in automobile suspensions.
[1945–50]
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With the investment in these new machines William Hughes says it can test fatigue on compression, tension and some torsion springs and there are also facilities for endurance testing of torsion bars and seat mats.
The spring stiffness of double-arm independent suspension is assumed with a virtual stiffness of [C.sub.s] acting on wheels vertically, with P point as intersection of upper and nether arm extension lines separately, as distance between intersection to point of the nether arm, as length of the nether arm, as horizontal range from the intersection to the ground connection point of the wheel, as wheel span, and [C.sub.T] as stiffness of torsion bars. These are shown in Figure 3.
Its suspension system is made up of high-hardness-steel torsion bars with rotary shock absorbers.
The torsion bars are traditionally used as suspension structure of armored vehicles and cars.
But what made this car really special was its all-independent suspension with sliding pillars at the front and torsion bars at the rear and excellent hydraulic brakes.
If the brackets are damaged or missing, the roadwheel arms move too far and you end up with broken shocks and torsion bars.
Caption: This cutaway drawing of a Piranha 10x10 shows the combination of trailing arms and torsion bars for the fixed axles and MacPherson struts on the steered axles.
The auto supplier has signed a binding letter of intent to sell its 57 percent stake in Meritor Suspension Systems Company, a joint venture that produces and sells automotive coil springs, torsion bars and stabiliser bars in North America, to its joint venture partner, a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Steel Mfg Co LTD (MSM).ArvinMeritor has also recently sold its 51 percent stake in Gabriel de Venezuela, a company that produces shock absorbers and other suspension parts for several South American countries.
For BMW, Heidfeld, who was driving for the first day at Sakhir, continued with development of the F1.09 car and concentrated on the mechanical set-up and trying various specifications of dampers and torsion bars.
Independent front and rear suspension by longitudinal torsion bars with drum brakes mounted inboard at each side of the differential, were just an example of what had been thrown into this car.
Independent front and rear susension by longitudinal torsion bars with drum bakes mounted inboard at each side ot the differential, were just an example of what had been thrown into this car.